You must know this popular box office series! The thrilling sequel of “Episode 6: Return of the Jedi” was released a month ago in December just a few days before Christmas and I’d like to comment about the new movie. Though my favorite character and actor, Harrison Ford who played as Han Solo in the era of the Empire, died when his son, Kylo Ren stabbed him with his lightsaber, this sequel gives me a feeling the new era would be the best of the best!
We watched this exciting, action-packed movie on the 29th December 2015 at The Cathay near Dhoby Ghaut train station. It was at late evening around 15 minutes to eight. Once the usher announced that the movie hall was ready, I jumped from the seat I was on and dashed towards the vacant queue.
When we entered the movie screening showroom, excitement and nervousness like butterflies in my stomach conflicted me together as I sat down on our booked comfortable cinema seats. With all the ads being shown on the big screen, I braced myself on what is yet to come.
As you all know, the creator likes to start with a short intro in space before starting the main show. I think this makes sense as the start may be sometimes weird, such as “Episode 3: Revenge of The Sith” intro starts with a looming violent battle overhead. It also at least gives some meaning when the major part begins.
With the corrupt Empire defeated, the Republic takes its place after the death of the Emperor. It also leads to the disappearance of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalkers)’s son. There are rumors that his disappearance is due to training private future Jedi. But, it also lets the First Order rise from the ashes. The first order is like a rebellion in the movie.
The new era also consists of two new heroes, Finn, a trooper who joins the resistance after reflecting on the good and the bad, and Rey, a mighty strong scavenger who has a stick for self-defense. The First Order commander, Kylo Ren, Princess Leia’s and Han Solo’s son (nicknamed Ben) who was once trained by Luke Skywalker, has now joined the dark side for a strange reason which also makes people think that it is also one of the reasons of Luke’s absence.
After they had met, Rey, Finn and a droid called BB-8 have to run away from First Order forces in Jakku as BB-8 has vital info on Luke’s location and have to send it to the safe hands of Princess Leia.
With their successful escape from the forces using the Millennium Falcon, they meet Han Solo and his best lad, Chewbacca after a tractor beam pulled them into his cargo ship. For that part, I have a question: How did the Millenium Falcon got onto Jakku?
Once they escaped a group of two gangs which wanted money from them, they head to a small café to get coordinates of Princess Leia. It was there that Rey had signs of being a Jedi after she touched the legendary Jedi’s lightsaber. Despite the good sign, she did not accept it and ran away from that mystical place just before the First Order unleashed their awful weapon, The Star Destroyer. Which also led to an invasion of the planet on which the group was and the end and destruction of a few planets.
Just when Han Solo and the gang surrendered, the resistance came to the rescue and pushed the troopers back and forced them back to their secret base of the Star Destroyer. With the mission successful, the group were escorted to the rebel’s in a nearby system. However, Rey was captured by the troopers after attempting to fight them off.
The resistance discussed about the plans on the attack of the Star Destroyer and about the search of Luke Skywalker. They can’t afford him to be captured by the First Order.
With all the plans confirmed, they commence there attack on the death machine and fought hard with all their starships as the group got in the weapon to find Rey and it was also an attempt to kill Captain Phasma, a First Order officer.
However, it was the death location of the fabled hero Han Solo when Kylo Ren stabbed him with his lightsaber. It was very heart-breaking as it was like the end of such a popular actor of this movie, Harrison Ford. It made Chewbacca very mad, too.
Once they got out of the massive weapon, they encounter Kylo Ren himself. Will the heroes of the new era overcome him? Will the weapon be destroyed and is there any hope of Luke Skywalker being found? You’ve got to watch it.
All I want to say is, what an awesome movie with balanced action and Adventure! And in my opinion, it’s a straight five stars!
Harrison Ford – Han Solo
Mark Hamil – Mark Hamill
Luke Skywalker – Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher – Princess Leia
Adam Driver – Kylo Ren
Daisy Ridley – Rey
John Boyega – Finn
Oscar Isaac – Poe Dameron
Director: J.J. Abrams